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Rompin, Permatang Pauh: By-Election Barometers?

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May 6, 2015

Yesterday’s Barisan Nasional victory in the Rompin by-election is still giving pause for UMNO because it was obtained with a reduced majority. While UMNO Deputy President calls for a post-mortem, another leading figure is already defending the party President from suggestions that attacks by Tun Dr Mahathir have gained traction in this rural stronghold. And will tomorrow’s by-election in Permatang Pauh, where Pakatan Rakyat is the incumbent, also give the leading players there a pyrrhic victory? We explore.

 

This is a report by Sharaad Kuttan.

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